Local temperature certification and testing

  Endress+Hauser Pyrotemp is home to the companyy’s local temperature calibration laboratory. Established to international standards, in July it received the ISO17025 accreditation by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS).(Facility accreditation number is 367). The local production centre was accredited as an ISO9001 facility in April 2011 by the Swiss management quality assessment company […]

Skills capacity grows with fibre optic network

FibreCo Telecommunications has remained on track to build fibre-related skills and capacity in South Africa as it developed its long-distance fibre-optic network. The company has trained 30 candidates in Bloemfontein after kicking off the R5-billion, three-phase, 12 000 km, high-speed, open-access, long-haul fibre-optic network project in 2012. The Fibre Optic Association-accredited programme had now extended […]

Ultra low profile sign panel power supply

  After releasing HSP-150/250 and HDP-190/240, the high performance sign panel power supplies, Mean Well has unveiled the 200~400 W ultra low profile economic sign panel power supply, Nel-200/300/400 series. The Nel series adopts the 30 mm ultra low profile design that allows the height and weight of the sign module to be lowered, lessening the […]

Low cost, low power wireless mesh networking

  Calog Instruments has launched Wireless Gateways, said to be the solution for allocations that require low data rates and wireless mesh networking across large areas. These employ the Modbus/RTU protocol, simplifying setup and integration with PLCs, and offer a variety of communication methods and topologies to suit different needs for small, medium or large networks. […]

Expanded software now available in sub-Saharan and South Africa

  As manufacturers increasingly turn to performance metrics and data analytics to optimise operations, Rockwell Automation is making systems that gather, analyse, contextualise and share intelligence easier to design and use. This newly expanded FactoryTalk software is now available in sub-Saharan and South Africa, and allows customers to deploy only what they need to meet […]

Access point enclosure system

  Extronics has recently announced the launch of the iWAP107, the latest in the iWAP series of Atex and IECEx approved access point enclosure systems. The new iWAP107 brings the advantages of Mimo technology to hazardous process areas. Previously, WiFi links in heavy process areas have been badly affected by multipath interference created by the abundance of […]

Participation in UPS assessment for EC’s green products initiative

  Eaton is participating in the pilot phase of the product environmental footprint (PEF) assessment for uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) under the European Commission´s new “Single Market for Green Products” Initiative. The PEF is one of two approaches proposed under the initiative for establishing EU-wide measures of environmental performance for both products and organisations. Eaton is […]

Transmitting video from cameras to Winter Games centre

  Telit Wireless Solutions recently announced the application of its GT863 HSPA+ terminal to handle high-speed mobile data connection from about 1300 buses to the Winter Games security and surveillance service centre. The buses are an integral part of the infrastructure in place to support athletes and visitors at Sochi’s 2014 Winter Olympic Games and […]

Capacitive-touch control portfolio expanded

  Microchip has announced a new family of capacitive touch controllers- the CAP12XX family. These turnkey capacitive touch controllers expand the CAP11XX right touch product portfolio, providing a wide variety of slider, button and proximity functionality. Additionally, these controllers make it easy for designers to add aesthetically pleasing, low-cost touch interfaces. This new six-member family is […]

New boards with USB connectivity

  National Instruments has announced four new R series boards (USB-7855R, USB-7856R, USB-7855R OEM and USB-7856R OEM) with USB connectivity, which help engineers add FPGA technology to any PC-based system using one of the most widely adopted buses on the market. These products, based on the LabView Rio architecture, are a result of the company’s continued […]